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Professional Thieves Steal All the Wheels Off of Cars in Texas Dealership

Professional Thieves Steal All the Wheels Off of Cars in Texas Dealership

00 One of the most impressive car heists in recent history was just pulled off, and not a single car was stolen. Last week, in the middle of the night, a crew of unknown assailants worked to steal all wheels off of 48 different vehicles at a Tyler, Texas car dealership, valued at $250,000. The wheels were gone in just a 4-hour span, and police still have no idea who was behind this theft straight…

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Impressive Multi-Tool Incorporates Wire Strippers and Universal Wrench

Impressive Multi-Tool Incorporates Wire Strippers and Universal Wrench

00 Having tools on you at all times is essential to being prepared for whatever situation you may face. After all, if you really want to be an engineer, you have to be able to fix anything, anytime, anywhere. There are an endless amount of multi-tools out there, but most are cheap and break easily. A new tool called The Claw is crafted from a solid chunk of 440c stainless steel and packs 18 different…

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New Wi-Fi System is 3 Times Faster Than All Others

New Wi-Fi System is 3 Times Faster Than All Others

00 Tired of slow Wi-Fi? Researchers have just found a transmission method that can increase speeds by up to 3 times. Called MegaMIMO 2.0, the wireless system can transfer data three times faster than anything else on the market and double the range of the best routers. A team from MIT’s CSAIL lab are hoping their technology can get picked up by larger manufacturers and make it to the mass market. You can see it…

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Highest and longest glass bridge opens over China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Highest and longest glass bridge opens over China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

00 The structure, which is 6m wide and 430m long, spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in central Hunan province The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge has opened in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains – the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar. Measuring 430m (1,400ft) long and suspended 300m above the ground, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie park in China’s central Hunan province. China’s 300m high cliff walk for…

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Hydraulic Press vs Duct Tape

Hydraulic Press vs Duct Tape

00 [Image Source: HPS] Well understood as the universe’s ultimate quick fixer-upper, duct tape has become synonymous with the world’s most useful tool. The tape has been used in every home project, as well as previously demonstrating its ability to lift a car. However, the tape is not only Earthbound. In fact, NASA swears by it, using it in many missions in past history, recent or otherwise. It has saved lives- it is the ultimate…

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Mesmerizing Manhole Cutting Machine Makes Drilling in Roads a Breeze

Mesmerizing Manhole Cutting Machine Makes Drilling in Roads a Breeze

00 Manholes are essential to maintaining underground sewage and pipe networks, but repairing them can get a little tricky. For the most part, engineers try to avoid placing manholes under roadways, but many times there is no getting around it. A manhole is needed ever place where a sewer line needs to make a turn, or they are placed at designated intervals based on local code and engineer’s discretion. Manholes in roadways will sink over…

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Rising Sea Levels May Actually be Beneficial for Coral Reefs

Rising Sea Levels May Actually be Beneficial for Coral Reefs

00 Climate Change and rising sea levels threaten many coastal cities and developments, but the warming temperatures may not be all bad. Coral reefs have been dying all across the globe due to heat stress. This is partially due to the lack of seawater covering the coral reefs, in turn, heating them up from what sunlight does get to them. Rising sea levels would put more of a buffer of water above each reef, potentially…

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Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

00 When engineers need to build supporting structures in areas that would otherwise be underwater, they construct temporary walls called cofferdams. A cofferdam is a wall structure that is built into the floor of a water basin, made watertight, then the water is pumped out to allow for a dry workspace. In terms of geotechnical engineering, the process isn’t as simple as just pushing walls into the ground, engineers have to carefully desing the structure…

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5 Top DIY Gadgets to Turn Your Home into a Smart Home

5 Top DIY Gadgets to Turn Your Home into a Smart Home

00 With all of the technology out there today, it is easier than ever to turn your humble abode into a technology rich space. Here 5 of the best DIY projects you can do this weekend to make your home just a little smarter. Voice Activated Garage Door If you own a home, you likely have a garage door. Instead of having to press that pesky button, why not make your garage door voice activated?…

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Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

00 If you are looking to build your next home, but you just hate using pesky nails and screws, then we have found the perfect construction method for you. Penda is a Beijing-based architecture firm that builds treehouses from bamboo with absolutely no fasteners. All that is used in the construction process is bamboo and rope, according to Tech Insider. You may not think this is a big deal, but when you consider that many…

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